Full Length Play, Dark Comedy / 4m, 2f
An intrepid troupe of pageant players races across medieval Europe, struggling to outrun the Black Death. The arrival of a mysterious outsider sends Hollis, the leading lady, in search of answers that can only be found off-script... and soon the 14th century plague begins to look like another, more recent one. This wildly inventive and funny new work examines the evolution of human creativity in a dark age: when does a crisis destroy us, and when does it open new frontiers?
"...is a profound and witty meta-theatrical meditation on the purpose of art and the role of the artist in times of disaster." -DC Metro
"A hilarious, slightly eggheaded and strangely moving medieval backstager." The New York Times
"Audacious new comedy."The Wrap
- Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
- Time Period: Medieval (6th-14th c.)
- Duration: 105 Minutes